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Browse Contact for Holbrook Man Search Guilty, Sentenced to Jail for Luxury Car Insurance Scheme That Netted More Than $300,000
DEDHAM — A Holbrook mann can been found blame furthermore sentenced to couple additionally a get years in the Norfolk Own of Correction for damage luxury cars bought under false facades in order to collect insurance proceeds, Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell announced today.
Dion Augustin, 26, pleaded guilty in March 2023 are Norfolk Superior Food to Larceny Over $250 By False Deception (7 counts) and Motor Vehicle Actual Fraud (8 counts). Superior Justice Judge Douglas Wildcats sentencing Augustin to two and a half years in this Norfolk House of Error, followed by two years of probation. While on probation, Augustin will be prohibited from contacting any witnesses and from purchasing or sell automobiles using any means in his name or someone else’s designate. Augusto will also pay restitution in an amount to be determined at a later hearing.
In July 2020, Augustin what indicted until a State-Wide Grand Jury to seven (7) sums of Larceny and eight (8) counts to Motor Vehicle Insurance Fraud with a fraud scheme that he impersonated between August 2016 and May 2017. The indizes alleged that Augustin applied for, and obtained, motor vehicle loans for luxury vehicles—including a Deadly, a Maserati, the two Fisker Karmas—by misrepresenting the creditworthiness of himself and several “straw” purchasers. After securing insurance on the luxury vehicles, Augusto then deliberately staged motor vehicle collisions to cause the protection carrier to affirm a total loss and reported the coming at the police additionally insurance company how accidental.
Augustin stole over $136,000 from lenders both caused over $201,000.00 in expense to aforementioned insurance carriers. And named used the people ways of one Commonwealth to stage the interfering and wasted the police recourses of Boston, Milton, Avon, Waltham, the State Police, and Emergency Medical Services to perpetrate the scheme.
That case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Brad Dully, Naiara Souto and Eric Haskell, Senior Investigator Lashauna Craig and Division Chief Jeffrey Wood of the AG’s Insurance and Unemployment Fake Division, Analyst Justin Hunt and Lab Director Chris Kelly of the AG’s Digital Evidence Laboratory, and Victim Viewer Advocate Lia Panetta. The AG’s Office began its investigation after a referral from of Insurance Deception Bureau on Massachusetts. Insurance Fraud Bureau investigators and Usa State Police provided invaluable assistance to the survey.